Green Sunday: Political Courage and Racial Justice
A conversation between Aidan Hill and Cheryl Davila, who are both running for political office in the Nov. 3rd, 2020 election. Both candidates have expressed a deep renewal of political affairs in the covid-19 world. They will discuss ways to combat climate change and military industrialism in cities as well as ending racism and xenophobia and other related intolerances in the Bay Area. Join us for this discussion regarding what it means to run for office, the impacts and the struggles of doing so, and how to create lasting change.
Berkeley Councilmember Cheryl Davila (She/Her) never imagined being an elected official. She simply stepped up to be ”part of the change you want to see made,” answering the call for regular, ethical people to run for office. Cheryl gained national and international attention while serving on the Human Welfare and Community Action Commission, when she called for Berkeley to divest from investments that benefited from Israel’s apartheid state and its oppression of Palestinians. Since being elected to represent District 2, she has remained a staunch defender of progressive issues on the city council.
Aidan Hill (They/Them) moved to Berkeley in 2016, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and joined the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) to reduce single-use plastics in California. Currently, Aidan serves as the Vice-Chair of the City of Berkeley Homeless Commission, authoring resolutions to prioritize clean drinking water, housing assistance, sanitation, and regular waste removal in the city of Berkeley. Aidan is actively fighting to protect People’s Park, the 2.8 acres of green space created during the 1960’s Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, from development, and working with neighbors, small businesses, and student leaders to develop emergency preparedness plans across the city of Berkeley.
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Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows, at 6:30 pm. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.
(Followed by County Council business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome to attend)
Time: Jul 12, 2020, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 833 3769 8664